Torre pleads not guilty to amended charges, lawyer files motion to dismiss indictment
Mark Torre Jr. was arraigned in the Superior Court of Guam this afternoon and pleaded not guilty to an amended indictment charging him with negligent homicide as a third degree felony.
Defense attorney Jay Arriola, however, has filed a motion to dismiss the amended indictment citing technical issues with the evidence that was presented to the grand jury. He is also requesting for oral arguments on the motion. A further proceedings hearing is scheduled for Oct. 31.
Torre, a former police officer, is accused for the 2015 fatal shooting of fellow police officer Elbert Piolo. In the second try of the case, Torre has asserted his right to a speedy trial and following today's arraignment, the case must go to trial within 45 days.